How Families Can Support a Loved One Through Addiction Recovery

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Navigating Intervention and Tough Conversations

Addiction impacts many more people than the person going through the illness—it can affect family mental health as well. So how can families best approach difficult conversations around addiction? Is there a best way to approach the situation? And what happens when the family is complicating the process of getting someone care they urgently need?

In this session, Rocco Iannucci, MD, and Michael Walsh, MS, MCAP, CIP, discuss the role of the family in interventions—including how to approach the topic of addiction, ways to navigate the uncertainty of a hard conversation, and what to do if other close family members are also struggling with their own addictions or mental health challenges.

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Please Note: Continuing education credits (CME, CEU) are not available for this webinar.


Harvard Medical School
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
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Rocco A. Iannucci, MD

Rocco A. Iannucci, MD, is the director of Fernside, a McLean Signature Addiction Recovery Program. Fernside provides world-class residential treatment for adults who live with addiction to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, or opiates. With intensive care provided by compassionate, expert staff, the program offers evaluation and tailored services for individuals whose substance use may be complicated by co-occurring psychiatric conditions. 

Dr. Iannucci's clinical interests include treatment of people with severe substance use disorders and those with coexisting mental health conditions. He has published on the treatment of addiction in residential programs and on cocaine misuse.

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Michael Walsh, MS, MCAP, CIP

Michael Walsh is president and chief executive officer of Duke Behavioral Health, a consulting, intervention, and coaching company. He is a master's level certified addiction professional (MCAP) and certified intervention professional (CIP) with knowledge, experience, and understanding of the treatment industry, from intervention through the admissions process, case management, treatment services, and continuing care coordination for patients and alumni.





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